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HW022A: Aluminum Service Entrance Cable (SER)


Type SE, Style R is used to convey power from the service drop to the meter base and from the meter base to the distribution panelboard. It may be used in other branch circuits, feeders, or any application where Type SE cable is permitted by the NEC. SE cable is rated for 600V not to exceed 90C in wet or dry locations. Single conductors are UL Listed Types XHHW/XHHW-2. The cable is rated sunlight resistant.

What is SER cable?

SER cable is known as aluminum service entrance cable which is a type SE (service entrance), Style R (reinforcement tape) cable that is commonly used to deliver power from the service drop down to the meter base, and then from the meter base to the distribution panel board.


  • Type SE, Style R (SER): Two, three or four insulated conductors with a bare AA-8000 aluminum alloy ground and a reinforcement tape


  • Stranded aluminum alloy (AA-8000) compacted conductor Class B stranding per ASTM B800 & B801

Conductor Identification

  • 2/C - Black, Triple Red Stripe
  • 3/C - Black, Triple Red Stripe, Triple White Stripe
  • 4/C - Black, Triple Red Stripe, Triple Blue Stripe, Triple White Stripe

Grounding Conductor

  • Bare compact stranded AA-8000 series aluminum


  • Black thermoset flame retardant cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE)


  • Sunlight resistant grey polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

Additional Standards

  • UL 44: Thermoset-Insulated Wires and Cables
  • UL 854: Service-Entrance Cables

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